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Dollar General completes $200M in buybacks

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Dollar General has completed $200 million in stock buybacks.

The discounter said Tuesday that it has repurchased about $220 million of its common stock for the year to date. It has approximately $424 million left under an existing buyback.

Dollar General Corp. has repurchased about $1.1 billion of its common stock since the start of its current repurchase program in December 2011.

The Goodlettsville, Tenn., company has more than 10,700 stores in 40 states.

Its shares finished at $51.13 on Monday. They have traded in a range of $39.73 to $56.04 over the past year.